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Can multiple SDKs be used on a site without creating problems, such as a JavaScript site with a React app using both JavaScript and React SDKs?

Using multiple SDKs on a site is technically possible, but it can lead to complications. The Statsig JavaScript SDK and the React SDK are designed to be used independently. If you use both on the same site, they will each maintain their own state and won't share information.

This could lead to inconsistencies in feature gate evaluations and experiment assignments.

If your site is primarily in JavaScript but includes a React app, it's recommended to initialize Statsig with the JavaScript SDK and then pass the initialized Statsig object into the React app. This way, you ensure that both parts of your application are using the same Statsig state.

However, if your React app is substantial or complex, it might be more beneficial to use the React SDK for its additional features, like the StatsigProvider and React hooks. In this case, you should ensure that the JavaScript part of your application doesn't also initialize Statsig, to avoid the aforementioned issues.

The React SDK brings in the JS SDK as well, so you don’t need to include it separately. Once that is initialized then you can use the ‘statsig’ object directly.

However, you’ll have to be careful - the react SDK internally keeps track of the state of the user, so if you try to update the user outside the provider, your react component tree won’t rerender with updates. Similarly, if you try to call methods before the react SDK initializes the js sdk instance internally, you could run into issues.

The best approach depends on the specifics of your application and its usage of Statsig.

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